Journal:

2013. 21 (1)

Publicatione: 
REDESCRIPTION OF THE FEATHER MITE SPECIES, ZACHVATKINIA PUFFINI (BUCHHOLZ, 1869) (ACARIFORMES: AVENZOARIIDAE), FROM ITS TYPE HOST, THE GREY PETREL PROCELLARIA CINEREA (PROCELLARIIFORMES: PROCELLARIIDAE)



About authors:

Mironov, S.V., Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia
Stefan L. M., Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat (IRBio) i Departament Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona, Av. Diagonal 643, Barcelona, 08028, Spain

Annotation:

The feather mite species, Zachvatkinia puffini (Buchholz, 1869) (Acariformes: Avenzoariidae), the type species of the genus Zachvatkinia Dubinin, 1949, is redescribed based on specimens collected from its type host, the Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea Gmelin, 1789 (Procellariiformes: Procellariidae). Zachvatkinia robusta Mironov, 1991 syn. n. from P. aequinoctialis Linnaeus, 1758 is synonymized with Z. puffini.

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